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A Universe of Sound

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Released in 2000, the Roland XV-5080 stepped onto the scene, leaving a mighty footprint. Described for years as “Roland's ultimate sound module,” the XV-5080 boasted immense PCM-based multitimbral synthesis power, sophisticated modulation, an array of pro-quality DSP effects, and compatibility with the popular SRX Expansion Board series.

Its fidelity and technological adaptability were unmatched at the time and embraced heavily by composers and producers spanning a wide range of genres.

The rackmount Roland XV-5080 was an undisputed hit.

One PCM Synth to Rule
Them All

With over 900 presets in its library, Roland Cloud’s XV-5080 facilitates genre-hopping fluidity. From low-end theory to iconic retro game sounds and symphonic masterpieces, this instrument is limited only by the imagination. The categorical search function makes finding the perfect sonic complement to your workflow effortless.

912 Carefully Crafted Instruments in One Incredible Synth

Defy Categorization with Endless Presets

The XV-5080 is brimming with nearly every instrument sound imaginable; one of the reasons musicians often used the original in place of slower and less convenient samplers. Guitar, drums, synth leads, koto—you name it. Throw in a smorgasbord of onboard effects, plus the flexible parameters of a virtual platform, and the sky’s the limit.

The Swiss Army Knife of Sample-Based Libraries

Hardware Integration and Editing Functions

Hardware synthesizers like the Roland SYSTEM-8 can map to these controls, facilitating an easy, tactile workflow. Roland Cloud's XV-5080 also features a drop-down editor with separate views for STRUCTURE, TVF, TVA, LFO, and other parameters. Whether you’re orchestrating rhythmic EDM or cavernous boom-bap beats, the Roland XV-5080 provides tools to achieve that perfect blend.

Praise for the Original XV-5080

“The variety of sounds is especially impressive, encompassing almost any music style you can imagine. The basses rumble, the pads are sweet, and the synths have bite.”  

“Roland designed the XV-5080 to be the ultimate sample-playback module, and the results are outstanding.”

-Electronic Musician

“For the most professional and elegant Roland synthesizer ever, look no further than the XV-5080."

-VintageSynthExplorer.com

The patriarch of PCM synths and monarch of the SRX Series libraries opens doors into familiar and uncharted territories.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Maximum Polyphony
128 Voices
Part
1 Part
Tone Memory Type
2 Types (Patch/Rhythm Set)
Waves
Standard: 1,083 Waves
Effects
Multi Effects: 78
Chorus: 3
Reverb: 5
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
Memories Per Bank
128 Memories
* User can make new user banks.
Plug-in Formats
VSTi 2.4 (64 bit) * Windows only
VSTi 3.6 (64 bit)
AU
AAX

System Requirements (Mac OS)

Operating System
Mac OS X 10.12
Mac OS X 10.13
Mac OS X 10.14
Host Applications
VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 3.6 compatible
Audio units (AU) version: V2 Audio Units compatible
AAX compatible
CPU
Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo or better
RAM
2 GB or greater
Hard Disk
700 MB or greater
Display Resolution and Colors
1,280 x 800 dots or higher, 16.7 million colors or greater
Other
Internet connection required to authenticate software

System Requirements (Windows)

Operating System
Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 7 SP1
Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 8.1
Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 10

* This does not work with the Windows(R) RT.
* This does not work with the Windows(R) Phone.
* This does not work on the virtual machines such as Hyper-V, Virtual PC, or Boot Camp.
Host Applications
VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 2.4/3.6 compatible
AAX compatible
CPU
Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo or better
RAM
2 GB or greater
Hard Disk
700 MB or greater
Display Resolution and Colors
1,280 x 800 dots or higher, 16.7 million colors or greater
Other
Internet connection required to authenticate software

* Although Roland has tested numerous configurations, and has determined that on average, a computer system similar to that described above will permit normal operation of the XV-5080 Software Synthesizer, Roland cannot guarantee that a given computer can be used satisfactorily with the XV-5080 Software Synthesizer based solely on the fact that it meets the above requirements. This is because there are too many other variables that may influence the processing environment, including differences in motherboard design and the particular combination of other devices involved.

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About the Legendary Series


Authentic recreations of legendary Roland analog and digital synthesizers with ACB (Analog Circuit Behavior) and DCB (Digital Circuit Behavior) technology, including the JUNO-106, TR-808, TR-909, TB-303, JUPITER-8, and JX-3P. These classic instruments are some of the most popular synths in Roland’s catalog.

Legendary titles are rare and exclusively available from Roland Cloud. Our collection of VSTs pay homage to the original hardware instruments and are ready to be utilized in a variety of workflows.

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